This tree-like shrub bears pendent clusters of bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers with rose veins in late spring and early summer. In autumn, the foliage turns magnificent shades of orange and red.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsRedvein enkianthus matures to a stately specimen with gracefully tiered brances, growing up to 15 feet tall. Site as a centerpiece or as part of a larger shrub border or open woodland where it has room to mature gracefully. It naturally occurs in open woodlands of Japan.
CareGrow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
PropagationSow seed in late winter or early spring; take semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layer in autumn.
- Genus : Enkianthus
- Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
- Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Flower Color : Red, White
- Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage
- Plant Type : Shrubs